Community Day at the New Einstein Medical Center

On the first day of fall, the new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery (EMCM)  located in East Norriton, PA opened its doors to celebrate its upcoming grand opening on September 29th.  EventQuip was there at the “Destination Einstein!” event that allowed the community to explore the new hospital with tours, entertainment and health education activities.  We provided a 82″ x 116″ clearspan European-style structure, which we built in the shadow of the gleaming new building.

Clearspan Tent Exterior

Eager participants lined up to tour the  new facility, meet hospital officials and medical specialists.

Einstein Hospital

Inside our large clearspan structure, members of the community stopped by the educational booths, participated in activities and learned more about the new hospital.  Sometimes people think that a “clearspan” structure or tent means that the roof or tent walls are “clear”.  But as you can see here, this “tent” has a white roof with alternating clear and white walls.  A clearspan structure actually means that the entire interior of the tented area is completely open, or clear, from any poles or structural support.  This provides the client the freedom to place their equipment, tables, chairs, etc. anywhere inside the area that works best for them.  A “clearspan” structure can also be built with an actual clear roof as well, which is beautiful for nighttime events when lit with special event lighting.  These types of structure tents are specially rated for high wind resistance, and can be particularly useful for long term events.

Clearspan Structure Interior

EventQuip also provided auxiliary tents, such as this frame tent (below), service tents, guttered tent connections, restroom trailer tents and lighting and flooring throughout the event.

Einstein Frame Tent Interior

But our clearspan structure was so cool, even the ice cream truck wanted to be next to it!

Montgomery County Clearspan Exterior



EventQuip Launches New Website

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On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, EventQuip launched our brand new website for all to see.  Welcome to the newly designed look into our capabilities for all of your outdoor special event needs.  Find out what size tent will work for you and your guests.  Discover amazing possibilities for tenting in unexpected places.  Explore our portfolio to see some of the incredible events we have been honored to be a part of.  Experience the work of our team that expects nothing less than perfection from start to finish.  Keep up with our blog as we continue to share some of our most exciting stories.

We are growing, changing and expanding to meet the needs of you, our clients.  We hope that our new website will both educate and inspire you.

Call us at 215-368-6700 to find out how we can exceed your expectations for your most memorable events.

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EQ’s 2012 Company Picnic Under a Sailcloth Tent

Sailcloth Tent
At our annual employee appreciation picnic, the kids played egg-toss, ran a three-legged race and jumped up to stand on the winners’ platform for photo ops.  Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to all of the winners.  The grown up kids played horseshoes in our annual tournament.  Adults and kids alike played poker, blackjack and bet the house on roulette under our gorgeous sailcloth tent.

Sailcloth Tent

This greatly anticipated annual event hosted by our company founder, Ed Knight and his wife Janet, is always the buzz around EventQuip for the entire summer. Everyone looks forward to getting together with their friends, co-workers and families for fabulous food, icy refreshments, fun and games. This year, Ed surprised us with a “Casino Night” courtesy of Eric Walker at Tonz of Fun; complete with 5 casino table games, custom “EventQuip” poker chips and a live performance by musician Lorenzo Branca. Industry icons Gene Blum and Richard Kisco acted as our casino dealers and kept the dice hot and the cards moving fast.  Needless to say, the craps table was packed throughout the night!

Sailcloth Tent

Sailcloth Tent

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Sailcloth Tent

The always-exceptional Max Hansen catered a delicious buffet of tenderloin steaks, barbequed chicken, sliders, salads and sweet corn on the cob. The kids splashed in the pool, raced around the yard and chowed down at the scrumptious ice cream bar with candy toppings. Adults enjoyed custom cigars hand-rolled on-site under a separate tent.

Sailcloth Tent

Sailcloth Tent

But the sparkling centerpiece of the event was the beautiful sailcloth tent that was highlighted with custom gobos that projected images of cards, dice and our “EQ” logo. Round tables covered with black and white checkerboard tablecloths, stalks of bamboo from the garden and lush red roses completed the look.

Sailcloth Tent

Sailcloth Tent

Sailcloth Tent

At the end of the evening, each guest departed with a cool EventQuip beach towel, which asked the question “Got Tent?”…Yes,we “Got Tent”, and a whole lot of fun!

From Ceremony to Celebration, One Sailcloth Tent Does It All

Wedding Ceremony Sailcloth Philadelphia Tenting Companies

Whenever necessary for the event design and party budget, a single tent can be used for both the wedding ceremony as well as the dinner dance celebration.

For this modern Greek wedding, we installed one sailcloth tent on a level wooden floor in the backyard of a stately suburban home. Initially, the tent was set up for a lovely, ceremony in-the-round setting. Then, while guests enjoyed cocktails in the surrounding gardens, the event designer and caterer transformed the tent into the dinner dance layout. It’s an incredibly savvy way to entertain under canvas without breaking the budget.

{Our Event Partners: Marie Labbancz Photography, Eventions Productions, TableArt, Max Hansen Caterer}

Outdoor Greek Wedding Ceremony Philadelphia Tenting Companies

Using Ceremony Tent for Dinner Tent Sail Cloth

Outdoor Weddings Sail Cloth Tents Philadelphia Tenting Companies

Even Emergency Services Need Emergency Services

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What to do when a firehouse itself is damaged beyond repair? Kudos to their leadership for calling on EventQuip for an alternative emergency solution. After a careful review of the location as well as a detailed consultation with the fire chief, we proposed a solution at the initial site meeting including the guarantee that the fire company could park their trucks inside and occupy the temporary building within 24 hours of approval. Needless to say, we got that approval.

Firehouse Tent Emergency Commercial Tenting EventQuip 3-c

For obvious first responder reasons, the location of the temporary firehouse would need to be in the same spot as the actual firehouse. Using the existing parking lot of the damaged building was the only way to go. We built a temporary firehouse large enough to fit two fire engines, two smaller fire trucks and all the firefighting gear. As one would imagine, access to the temporary firehouse was a must! We designed the temporary firehouse to allow access through three aluminum roll up doors with more than twelve feet of clearance for the fire trucks. Additionally, two standard man doors for personnel access were installed at appropriate positions on the temporary building.

Firehouse Tent Emergency Commercial Tenting EventQuip 5

Our tented temporary firehouse provided exceptional weather protection for the firemen, including its 90 mph wind rating. It remained in use for a total of nine weeks until the actual building damage was repaired.

Firehouse Tent Emergency Commercial Tenting EventQuip 2-c

These emergency services are just one more creative adaptation we make with our temporary structural inventory.

{Photos: EventQuip}